ColourPop Invite Only Blush Stix Review & Swatches

01/05

Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix
Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix

Invite Only

Colour Pop Invite Only Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, coral-red with faint pearl and a subtle sheen. It was less dewy compared to most shades in the range; it almost looked satin to semi-matte when swatched but did seem to have a bit more glowiness to it when actually applied and blended out on my cheeks. The texture was lightweight, thin without being prone to clinginess, and it spread fairly well across my skin. It did not blend out quite as effortlessly as most shades in the range have, though. The pigmentation was mostly opaque when applied directly from the tube and more buildable from semi-sheer to mostly opaque when applied with fingertips or a brush. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before moving visibly on my skin.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "blend effortlessly" with a "natural, skin-like finish" that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applying directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage "easily builds colour to your heart's desire." They dry down to a semi-set finish--lightly dewy, definitely "natural, skin-like" in appearance, but not overly tacky or really wet-looking. I haven't found that they migrate or move around much, so the formula is still longer-wearing at seven to nine hours with minimal movement. They have applied well and worn well over foundation thus far, too. They are not transfer-proof but are transfer-resistant; they won't smear around with an inadvertent touch but aren't fully locked down.

The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, but most shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque when applied directly from the tube in one "swipe" motion, though I think mimicking this on cheeks isn't quite as easily done as compared to my arm. I preferred picking up product on my fingertip, patting on the apple of my cheek and diffusing upward and outward, then using a clean fingertip to diffuse and soften the edges as needed. I appreciated that even the deeper hues didn't seem to "sink" into my pores and were as easy to apply and blend out as very light, more my-skin-but-better (literally, my skin!) hues. I would describe the formula was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque coverage possible, but there's enough slip in the formula that it starts to sheer out noticeably even when applied more heavily.

The consistency was lightly emollient, lightweight, and thin with good spreadability and movement; it didn't lift up base products but still worked well over bare skin. I didn't experience it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on top of foundation, even when I set the foundation initially, but I would recommend (same as I would for most cream-based cheek formulas!) to pair with a less-matte foundation for optimal results (the dewy finish plays well with a more skin-like base).

Oh, the caps have the names of the products, but the rest of the tube doesn't, so if you have more than one open, take care in getting the right lid back on!

Browse all of our Colour Pop Blush Stix swatches.

Ingredients

Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydrated Silica, Ceresin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Lauryl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Invite Only
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Product Availability

Colour Pop Invite Only $8.00/0.33 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is nuts, because I have a 90% dupe of this that I adored when I got it…and then totally FORGOT that I even owned it until just now when I did the “check vanity for dupes”! CP’s own Drop Of A Hat SS for cheeks. How’d I forget about that beauty of a blush?!? 🤦

Christine is so right. When we have so many choices it is easy to overlook a few here and there. I have to actively look for different products from my stash or I will use the same ones for a couple of weeks without even thinking about it. I think I used Ciate’s Summer Love blush for about 2 months because it was right in front of me and I was too lazy to go get another one. Back when Livloveshermakeup was on YT she would shop her stash every Sunday and pick two products from each category and then she would use those all week. I would do that for awhile and then forget and go back to my lazy ways!! I do miss Liv, she had some very creative ideas for videos on her channel.

Wow, that looks great on you! We have a similar complexion but I’ve never tried anything this shade in blush. Going to shop my stash for dupes later!

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